Monthly Archives: May 2018

2018 First Staff Meeting

With the ending of Japan’s “Golden Week” season, we are now less than three months away from this year’s WMDF. We have been quietly been working hard to bring you yet again a gathering of world cultures. Join us in Motomachi Park for music, dance, goods, gourmet and more.


Always on the lookout for new ideas, this year we have introduced “Challenge Booth” spaces at our co-located “Mogu Mogu” Festival. Expect to see some new faces in our lineup, including some who are trying out the business end of festival life for the first time.

Another place for new faces is our staff meetings. Each year, some  veteran staff move on, and a new wave of enthusiasts appears.

IMG_0911[1]Last year’s opening Staff Meet

We cater for all levels of interest and all kinds of skill-sets. Our first meet gives a run-down of the festival organisation structure, a sneak preview of this year’s groups, and a chance to get hands dirty with some of this year’s preparation work. Observers are happily welcomed (but be warned that we have been known to run our own specialised version of “speed dating” to get as many people as possible talking to each other…)

■2018 Staff Meeting #1

Date: May 31 (Thu) 18:30-20:30
Place: Machi-Tsukuri Center(
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For first-timers, here is the answer to every year’s most asked question: “No you don’t need to be available for the whole festival. Even one day is a huge help to us…. Even a couple of hours on one day is a huge help for us”

No time for meetings? Our staff mail can keep you up to date. Registration is quick and easy, and carries no obligation.

Whichever route you choose,  we hope you will play a part in this year’s blending of old friends with new encounters…

Let “worlds meet” again in 2018!